Spinning and NeedleCraft is an art that begins with animal fur, or pelt.

Angora Bunny

Angora hair or Angora fibre refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit. Angora is known for its softness, thin fibres, and what knitters refer to as a halo (fluffiness). It is also known for its silky texture. It is much warmer and lighter than wool due to the hollow core of the angora fibre. The fibre is normally blended with wool to give the yarn elasticity. ~from the Wiki Article

Plucking the bunny, "Chestnut," Who is a female Angora currently Moulting. Her fur is being collected for spinning in this video:

Chestnut, The Angora Bunny. January 2017

Chestnut moved to her new outdoor hutch. April 2017

She's so much happier outdoors! 2017

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Spinning Fibre

This video demonstrates use of a Russian Spindle while spinning Cashmere fibre:

Spinning Wheel

This is a "Merino/Silk mix," being spun on a

Polish made Kromski Minstrel.

The fiber is locally sourced, processed and dyed from PortFiber - A local fiber arts supply shop that provides support and inspiration for the fiberArts community in Portland, ME.

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